Associate Lecturer, Asian Studies at Macquarie University. Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the Pennsylvania State University. Areas of interest are cross-cultural/intercultural communication and popular culture discourse in English and Japanese.


Publications:
Humor in Manzai Stand-up Comedy: A Historical and Comparative Analysis

This paper explores humor of manzai, or contemporary Japanese stand-up comedy, from a historical and comparative perspective.

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Performativity of Japanese Laughter

This paper will examine Japanese humoristic verbal discourses manzai (Japanese stand-up comedy performance), paying a particular attention to their performativity.

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Playfulness in Classroom Interactions: A Sociocultural Approach

This paper uses Vygotsky’s sociocultural approach to examine collaborative language play in an ESL class.

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